GFM Network News


Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar gains on Friday

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 17 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was slightly stronger on Friday, boosted by a comparatively weaker United States dollar. The dollar finished the day at US$0.7615 or US$1=C$1.3132, compared to Thursday when it closed at US$0.7609 or US$1=C$1.3143. United States equities finished the week lower after a weekend of strong performances, […] Read more

North American Grain/Oilseed Review

WINNIPEG, Oct. 18 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were lower on Friday, remaining pressured by harvest progress and a spate of commercial canola deliveries. According to data from the Canadian Grain Commission, canola deliveries hit record-highs last week. Over 719,000 tonnes of canola were delivered across the Prairies. With blue skies in […] Read more


Canola prices under pressure midday Friday

By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 18 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was lower at midday Friday, following trends set earlier in the week. Canola delivery to commercial positions hit record-highs during the week ended Oct. 13, with over 719,000 tonnes of canola delivered. That, along with stronger-than-expected harvest activity, has weighed on […] Read more

Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 18 (MarketsFarm) The Canadian dollar was steady on Friday morning, as crude oil prices continued to gain strength. At 8:15 CDT, the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7609 or C$1.3143, which compares with Thursday’s North American close of US$0.7609 or C$1.3143. Canadian economists are debating the potential for an upcoming recession. The […] Read more


ICE canola futures: Farmers make record deliveries

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 18 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) futures canola contracts were slightly lower Friday morning, as Canadian farmers unable to resume harvesting were busy hauling canola. Those farmers delivered 719,300 tonnes of canola into commercial positions during the week ended Oct. 13. That was not only more than double from […] Read more

History: “Kid” White, N Bar N Cowhand

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

“Kid” White, N Bar N Cowhand By Guy Weadick ‘During recent years the deluge of so-called “cowboy” songs, on the radio and screen as well as upon other programs, presented by folks attired in cowboy garb, sometimes accompanied by “cowboy” orchestra and bands has had a field day, not to mention the many recordings made […] Read more



North American Grain/Oilseed Review

WINNIPEG, Oct. 17 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were lower on Thursday, remaining mostly range-bound and following trends set earlier in the week. Harvest progress has put pressure on canola prices, as regions of the Prairies that didn’t receive significant snow are almost finished harvesting canola. Manitoba’s canola harvest is 80 per […] Read more


Canola prices lower midday Thursday

By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 17 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was lower at midday Thursday, following trends set earlier in the week amid choppy trading activity. Harvest progress in most of the Prairies has put pressure on canola prices. The canola harvest is nearly complete in Prairie regions that didn’t receive […] Read more

Canola weakens Thursday morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 17 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was lower Thursday morning, with strength in the Canadian dollar and bearish technical signals behind some of the weakness. A window of warmer and drier weather across the Prairies also pressured values, as farmers should be able to make some harvest […] Read more